Are you thinking about buying a house, apartment or condo? In many markets across the country, there's never been a better time than now to become a homeowner. In this post, we'll share a few reasons why the conditions are right to jump into the market and buy a new home.
If you're wondering if a non-citizen can get a mortgage in the US, the short answer is yes. The longer answer is also yes...but with a few additional details and restrictions. Straight from the Fannie Mae selling guide (the book that lenders use to determine eligibility for conventional loans): "Fannie Mae purchases and securitizes... Continue Reading →
Are you thinking about buying a new house? Whether you're a first-time or experienced buyer, if your credit score isn't looking too hot it can affect how much mortgage financing you receive - or whether you're approved at all! But don't fret. It's still possible to get a mortgage approved, even with credit issues. Below we'll share a few ways that you can get a mortgage loan even if your credit is less than perfect.
Home builder confidence in housing market conditions surged in August after sagging to an eight-month low in July. The National Association of Home Builders reported a July reading of 68 in August after analysts expected a one- point increase from July's Housing Market Index reading of 64. Any reading over 50 indicates that more builders consider housing market conditions positive than those who do not.
If you are approaching your golden years and seeking a bit of financial flexibility, you might want to look at a reverse mortgage. Of course, a reverse mortgage isn't without its costs. Let's explore the fees that you will encounter when you take out a reverse mortgage loan.
Job openings rose in June to 6.20 million as compared to May's reading of 5.70 million job openings. Analysts said that increasing job vacancies show that employers are unable to find qualified workers. Business services, construction, health care and professional job sectors had the most job openings. Slow wage growth could be contributing to widespread job openings. Average wage growth has been running at approximately 2.50 percent, which is lower than the average of 3.50 to 4.00 percent typically seen during economic expansion.
Are you shopping around for a new house or apartment? One of the key considerations you will need to make is figuring out how much you want to invest in your new home. Below you'll find our quick and easy guide to determining just how much "house" you can afford. Let's get started!
Buying your first home is a big deal! There's a whirlwind of feelings involved from the excitement of getting your house keys to the stress of trying to figure out what exactly is it going to cost. First time home buyers (FTHB) have a lot of questions along the way, and your home buying team... Continue Reading →